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Jennifer Mendelsohn – Reunited and it Feels So Good

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Discovering a Holocaust survivor's true identity, finding relatives assumed dead, and reuniting families are some of the successes that Jennifer Mendelsohn has accomplished as a professional genealogist. Her expertise lies in reuniting people through dogged paper trail research and careful DNA analysis. Mendelsohn will share these incredible stories and how she succeeded in locating the information … Continue reading Jennifer Mendelsohn – Reunited and it Feels So Good

Jeffrey Veidlinger – In the Midst of Civilized Europe: Jews and Ukraine in Times of War

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Jeffrey Veidlinger’s talk will look at the historical fate of Jews in Ukraine during times of war, with a focus on the pogroms of the First World War, the Holocaust, and the Russian-Ukrainian War of 2022. Jeffrey Veidlinger is the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author … Continue reading Jeffrey Veidlinger – In the Midst of Civilized Europe: Jews and Ukraine in Times of War

Kelly O’Neill – Into the Archive: Voyagers from the Russian Empire to the United States

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Over the course of the 19th century, over half a million subjects of the tsar set sail for America. The records of their voyages are held at the National Archives and while they provide only a sketch of each man, woman, and child who left the empire behind, when taken together they are a powerful tool … Continue reading Kelly O’Neill – Into the Archive: Voyagers from the Russian Empire to the United States

Logan Kleinwaks – GenealogyIndexer: Searching Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and More

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

GenealogyIndexer.org is a free website that offers full-text searching of thousands of pages of historical directories primarily from central and eastern Europe: business, address, telephone, and yizkor books, Polish and Russian military documents, community and personal histories, Galician secondary school reports, and much more. These sources contain millions of personal names—often with towns of residence, street addresses, and … Continue reading Logan Kleinwaks – GenealogyIndexer: Searching Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and More

Daniel Horowitz – Minimum Effort, Maximum Output: Best Tricks for Using MyHeritage

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Learn the latest methods for successfully using the international genealogical website MyHeritage, containing billions and billions of historical records. Make the most of its technology by exploring cutting-edge features that will enhance your family history research and provide greater context to your family’s unique story. This session will review Smart Matches™, Record Matches, Photo Discoveries, Instant … Continue reading Daniel Horowitz – Minimum Effort, Maximum Output: Best Tricks for Using MyHeritage

Risa Daitzman Heywood – The Importance of Thorough American Research in Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Family’s Town and Original Surname

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

When beginning genealogical research, it’s tempting to immediately jump to European records when researching your family, but searching American records first can avoid a lot of time and frustration. If you haven’t documented where in Europe your family was from or what their names were in Europe, then this session is for you. Learn which … Continue reading Risa Daitzman Heywood – The Importance of Thorough American Research in Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Family’s Town and Original Surname

Adina Newman – #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research Program

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Social media has become an essential tool for genealogists in the 21st century. Through platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and TikTok, genealogists have limitless opportunities for expanding research, learning new skills, and collaborating with other researchers. Whether a social media novice or seasoned expert, everyone will walk away from this presentation with new ideas … Continue reading Adina Newman – #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research Program

Gil Bardige – Help! I Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

In this beginner to intermediate level DNA program, Gil Bardige uses proven methodologies and processes to show how you can prioritize your DNA matches in order to increase your chances of finding common relatives.  Reduce your stress and confusion as you zero in on about 50 priority matches among the tens of thousands of matches that you receive.  The presentation also clarifies ethnicity … Continue reading Gil Bardige – Help! I Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused